Douglas Hamilton Recognized by Crain's Cleveland Business

Douglas Hamilton, Lawrence School's Director of Admission, has been named "Who to Watch in Education" by Crain's Cleveland Business.

Mr. Hamilton plays an integral leadership role at our school and was one of just 10 area professionals to be recognized. The following article appeared in the publication this week.

Doug Hamilton has a vivid memory of being placed in a group of struggling learners as a first grader in rural Minnesota. He had trouble with reading comprehension and was put in the "black birds" group that received instruction in a trailer next to the school.

"The instruction was slower paced, even though we weren't slow kids. It was just the way things were done," Hamilton said. "Going into education, I wanted to make sure my kids felt like they were the superstars. There were no 'blue birds' or 'black birds,' just birds."

Not surprisingly, Hamilton jumped at the chance to work with struggling learners as part of the teaching team at Lawrence School, a private school with campuses in Sagamore Hills and Broadview Heights for students with learning differences, such as attention deficit disorder or dyslexia. That was 27 years ago as a new college grad. Today, he directs the school's admissions program, helping families identify the best educational setting for their child, even if Lawrence is not the right fit.

The complete article can be found at

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